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July 9th, 2014

SSD appoves budget, new tiles for Sudduth

July 9, 2014

The Starkville School District Board of Trustees approved a number of items at its monthly meeting Tuesday evening as preparations for the 2014-15 school year continue.

The board approved the fiscal year 2015 budget for the district, which includes $47.6 million in projected revenues and $54.7 million in projected expenditures.

July 8th

SPD arrests suspect in voyeurism

July 8, 2014

A Starkville man is behind bars for suspected voyerisim after Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department deputies busted him during a routine roadblock.

On Wednesday, Starkville Police Department issued a $20,000 warrant for Eddie Will Parks Jr., also known as “Soon,” in connection with a reported June 27 voyeurism incident.

Supes OK TIF district - Citizens offer mixed reviews

July 8, 2014

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a tax increment financing (TIF) plan to fund repairs to a portion of Blackjack Road after a public hearing at its meeting Monday.

The TIF plan will allow the county to utilize future tax revenue generated by developments in the area to pay for infrastructure projects associated with those developments.

OCSD finalizes 2014-15 budget

July 8, 2014

Oktibbeha County School District Conservator Margie Pulley approved the district budget for fiscal year 2014-15 at the district’s monthly meeting in the central office Monday.

The district unveiled the budget at a June 30 public hearing.

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LINK head speaks to Rotary about development investment

July 8, 2014

Within the next 30 days, Golden Triangle Development LINK representatives will go before Oktibbeha County and city of Starkville officials to ask for more than $10 million to fund future developments with the intent to make the county more attractive for potential business clients.

July 7th

Fire devastates Eupora businesses

July 7, 2014

Starkville and Oktibbeha County firefighters responded to a fire Saturday evening in Eupora.

Public Information Officer for Webster County Jimmy Forrester said as of Sunday the cause and origin of the fire had yet to be determined.

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SPIRIT OF OKTIBBEHA: Fountain lives to serve community

July 7, 2014

Starkville resident Brent Fountain likes to stay busy, and he has the schedule to prove it.

Fountain is an active member of Starkville’s Rotary Club and recently just finished his term as president.

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July 3rd

Cadence: Branch sale in long-term business plan

July 3, 2014

Cadence Bank in Starkville is not planning to downsize, at least not according to Cadence Mississippi President Jerry Toney.

City recalls school money - Mayor takes responsibility for mistake

July 3, 2014

Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman took full responsibility on Wednesday for funds the city errantly sent to Starkville School District in April, adding that he had already taken steps to retrieve the money.

Officials urge safety during Fourth of July

July 3, 2014

Fire officials are advising residents to take care with any fireworks usage ahead of the Fourth of July holiday.

Starkville Fire Chief Rodger Mann said fireworks have been banned from sale or use within Starkville city limits for decades.

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